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iWave Systems Announces RainboW-G15S Pico ITX Board Powered by Freescale i.MX6 Duallite/Solo Processor

February 26th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

iWave Systems has just launched the RainboW-G15S, a Pico ITX single board computer featuring Freescale i.MX 6 Solo and Dual Lite processor at Embedded World 2013, in Nuremberg, Germany. This embedded board targets intelligent industrial control systems, industrial human machine interface, ultra portable devices, home energy management systems, and portable medical devices.


RainboW-GS15 Specifications:

  • SoC – Freescale i.MX6 Dual Lite/Solo, (Quad /Dual compatible)
  • System Memory – 512MB DDR3 (Expandable up to 2GB)
  • Storage – On-board Micro SD slot, standard SD/SDIO slot, optional eMMC  support, and an optional SATA 7-pin connector (Probably just to make the board pretty since i.MX6 Solo and Duallite do not support SATA…)
  • Connectivity – 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • USB – 2x USB Host Connector + micro USB OTG connector
  • Misc – Half mini PCIe card connector, CAN Header
  • Audio & Video interfaces:
    • AC97 Audio Codec with Audio Out Jack & Audio In Header
    • HDMI  Port
    • LVDS connector  with Backlight & Resistive Touch connector support
    • 8bit CMOS Camera Connector
    • 2 Lanes MIPI Camera connector
  • Debug  & Status Indication Support
    • Micro USB Debug Port
    • Optional JTAG Header
    • 4 Pos User Dip Switch & status LEDs
  • Expansion Header – 84-pin header with access to MIPI DSI, 1x SPI, CSI0 Camera interface, CAN2 Interface, 3x UART, 3x I2C, GPIOs, optional LVDS1 interface, and optional MLB Interface.
  • Operating Temperature – -20°C to +85°C
  • Power Input – 5V, 2A
  • Form factor – Pico ITX (100 x 72mm)

The company provides support for Linux 3.0.35, and can support Android 4.0.4, and WEC7 on request.


RainboW G15S Block Diagram

In some ways iWave Systems boards are similar to Wandboard Solo and Dual boards, but they target industrial customers rather than hobbyists, come in Pico ITX form factor, and the company provides technical & quick customization support for over 5 years.

Pricing and availability information were not provided. You may find out more information on iWave Systems RainboW-G15S page.

  1. eas
    February 27th, 2013 at 09:57 | #1

    Odd, I didn’t think that either the solo of dualite had SATA support.

  2. February 27th, 2013 at 09:59 | #2

    They don’t. I have no idea why the connector is there on a single board computer.

  3. Nox
    February 27th, 2013 at 17:16 | #3

    Probably since they had designed it with the big boy quad in mind, but decided to start out selling it with the smaller solo and Dual-lite

  4. February 27th, 2013 at 17:43 | #4

    That could be a reason, except AFAIK i.MX6 Solo (not sure about duallite) is not pin-to-pin compatible with Dual and Quad.

  5. February 28th, 2013 at 04:59 | #5

    That might explain the traces and pads being there, but it doesn’t explain why they’d populate the connector.

  6. Pradap
    April 3rd, 2013 at 17:01 | #6

    @cnxsoft,@eas, @Nox
    iWave’s Duallite/Solo SBC is design compatible with Quad/Dual and so the SATA connector option is provided in the board. But in Duallite/Solo production SBC, this connector will not be populated.

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